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    Bread Machine input

    My bread machine is braking. The piece that holds the kneading paddle is falling out the bottom. I can still use it but it has to be sitting in the machine so the piece is where it belongs. I have not bought a bread machine for many years. This one is from 1995 - I bought it second hand - I LOVE it. It makes a horizontal loaf and has dual kneading blades. That brand is West Bend. I'm looking at their new style but want to know what others think.
    Does anyone have a newer model they like? I can not run to the local store as I'm living in Alaska in a village so I would have to order it online.

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    Karen, contact West Bend and see if you cant get a replacement for the pan. I, too, have been looking, and would like a horizontal, but my Panasonic is still working so I haven't justified the purchase. Good luck.

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    Mine has been in the closet for ten years. Thanks for the reminder! I should dust it off for the holidays.

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    on the compagny web site I see that you can get replacement parts.
    I don't own a West Bend machine and I find it very interesting that yours makes a horizontal loaf I wish I had one like this.
    On mine, I have replaced the pan twice for the same reason you mention
    may be this can help:
    see http://westbend.com/support/replacem...-makers-1.html

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    I found a website that did reviews of 4 horizontal bread machines.

    If interested in reading this you can go to this website.
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    I love my bread machine. I always use the dough setting which brings the dough through the first rising. Then, I take it out, put it in my regular loaf pan, let it rise a second time, then bake it. Works perfectly for me.

    Personally, I have begun to not even shape my dough before setting it in the loaf pan. I just make sure it is evenly spread out in the pan. It smooths out as it rises. This doesn't take longer than if I had let the machine do the baking and I get a regular shaped loaf of bread.

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    Funeral today for a man age 101. He baked bread every day and gave it away. Wore out 15 bread machines.

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    Can't buy store bread or what passes for bread. Have worn out 4 machines.

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    This is the one I have. Paid $360.00 for it. The bread is either under-baked or over baked. I'm now using it for dough & baking it myself. I'm now buying a more expensive flour, seems you can't use reg. flour. Of course I read the reviews after I bought, most are negative. Loved my thrift store Black & Decker. It lasted 2 years.
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    I swear by Panasonic. I'm on my second Panasonic bread machine. Here it is:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/8466188?wm...636232&veh=sem

    Would love to exchange recipes with you!
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    We have been using Panasonic 2 lbs breads bread makers and run them once or twice daily. The first one we bought about 26 yr ago. We have replaced parts and belts. Yup this one-
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/8466188?se...ype=10&veh=aff

    We use baker's yeast and grind our own flour.
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    I think we got ours at Costco. The real bummer is....we found out you can make AWESOME pizza dough in it and the homemade pizza ROCKS....Other than that, can't be a wholelotta help
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    Awesome pizza dough ? Can you share your recipe? Thank you soooo much.

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    Do you all use bread dough pre-mixes, or your own recipes, I quit the bread maker as I couldn't find any mixes that are good. Would love for someone to post bread recipes that could be used in a machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    I love my bread machine. I always use the dough setting which brings the dough through the first rising. Then, I take it out, put it in my regular loaf pan, let it rise a second time, then bake it. Works perfectly for me.

    Personally, I have begun to not even shape my dough before setting it in the loaf pan. I just make sure it is evenly spread out in the pan. It smooths out as it rises. This doesn't take longer than if I had let the machine do the baking and I get a regular shaped loaf of bread.
    This is how I use my old bread machine. I make a double loaf, the machine mixes it just fine. It's an old Toastmaster bought at Walmart at least 20 years ago. I use it to mix and knead all dough recipes.
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    If it has yeast I don't do it.....have tried a few times way back when and came up with bowling balls! I'll stick to store bought.....

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    I bought the Zojirushi bread maker to replace my old Breadman. I am very happy that I did! I love the Zojirushi and it hasn't failed to bake everything I put in it perfectly. It is totally programmable to make all your regular homemade recipes. It was a little "pricey" but in my opinion worth every penny.

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    When I was nineteen, a friend taught me how to make bread, as well as how to braid it. It became part of my weekly routine. Then I discovered bread makers. Oh happy day! About 20 years ago I bought an Oster. It made 2.5 lb loaves. I have used it constantly since then. I have made pizza, cinnamon rolls, and all sorts of breads. The bread that I make most often is an herb bread. It has dill, basil, rosemary and onions in it. I have made a variation using garlic and Italian seasoning. I have made banana/macadamia bread, whole wheat with honey and almonds, pepperoni cheese bread, rye bread, Pumpernickel bread, raisin bread, hamburger buns, etc. I wouldn't want to be without it. In the fall and winter, I make a lot of soups and stews and fresh baked bread is a perfect accompaniment. This winter I plan to try my hand at making bread bowls to put soup in. I love the way the house smells when I am baking bread. It makes my house smell like a bakery.

    I am going to be looking for a new breadmaker soon. I want another one that makes 2.5 lb loaves, because a lot of the recipes that I like to make are for a 2.5 lb loaf. The last time that I checked, West Bend and also Zojirushi made breadmakers that could make a 2.5 lb loaf. Most of the others make only up to 2.0 lb. If anyone knows of a 2.5 lb machine, please let me know.

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    I also wanted to mention that for anyone looking for breadmaker recipes--go to Amazon, search for breadmakers, then check each one for a pdf manual and download a few. Most of them have an abundance of great recipes. I recently went to the Oster website and looked for the manual to my machine. I was able to download the pdf manual. Most of the recipes that I mentioned in my last post are in that manual.

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    KarenR, if you live near any consignment or resale stores (Goodwill for instance), most always there's bread machines for sale. And, right after Christmas there will be a whole lot more available because people will either take their old ones in (or new ones they don't want!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by true4uca View Post
    This is the one I have. Paid $360.00 for it. The bread is either under-baked or over baked. I'm now using it for dough & baking it myself. I'm now buying a more expensive flour, seems you can't use reg. flour. Of course I read the reviews after I bought, most are negative. Loved my thrift store Black & Decker. It lasted 2 years.
    I don't know why you have to use more expensive flour? I use all purpose, store brand, and it works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammieJan View Post
    I don't know why you have to use more expensive flour? I use all purpose, store brand, and it works fine.

    Bread flour has a higher protein then all purpose flour for making bread. I like Gold Medal unbleached bread flour.

    I also like Red Star yeast. I buy the lb packages of it at Sam's Club and freeze it. I keep a small container of it in the fridge to use. The yeast I am using now is over 5 years old, kept in the freezer. Still active. I bake two or more loaves of bread a week. I won't buy expensive bread when I can make much better with yeast, water, flour, and salt for about .25 a loaf. Organic bread cost me about .97 a loaf. I don't make organic bread because the water, yeast and salt aren't organic, makes no sense to buy the expensive organic flour. LOL
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    I too love my Panasonic! I use bread flour, and use the dough setting when I do rustic bread, let the machine bake regular loaves, or make pizza dough. Not real adventurous with recipes, just follow the book that came with my machine!

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